Grosses

The Equalizer' Surpasses the $40M Mark on Tuesday; 'The Maze Runner' Runs Past the $60M MarkOctober 01, 2014 12:50 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's The Equalizer grossed $3.63 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The action thriller starring Denzel Washington was up a very solid 22 percent over Monday's performance. The Equalizer surpassed the $40 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $40.74 million in five days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and places the film nearly on par with the $40.93 million five-day start of 2010's The Book of Eli.

The Maze Runner held steady in second with $1.25 million. The young adult adaptation from Fox was up 29 percent from Monday and down a respectable 48 percent from last Tuesday. The Maze Runner surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.18 million through twelve days of release. The Maze Runner is already on the verge of reaching the $61.74 million final domestic gross of last year's Ender's Game.

The Boxtrolls took in $0.86 million to remain in third place. The latest 3D stop motion animated film from Focus and Laika increased 18 percent over Monday's performance. The Boxtrolls has grossed a stronger than expected $18.87 million in its first five days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $17.29 million five-day start of 2012's ParaNorman and 1 percent ahead of the $18.71 million five-day take of 2009's Coraline.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You grossed $0.81 million to continue to claim fourth. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was up a strong 41 percent over Monday and down just 33 percent from last Tuesday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $23.82 million in twelve days. While that is a bit below expectations, the film continues to display very solid holding power thus far.

Universal's A Walk Among the Tombstones rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.54 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was up 38 percent from Monday, but still down a sharp 57 percent from last Tuesday. A Walk Among the Tombstones has grossed an underwhelming $21.76 million in twelve days and continues to display early signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jun. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$36,740,55426%4,234--$8,678$127,851,4901Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Proposal$6,108,54668%3,0582$1,998$56,694,0092Disney
3The Hangover$5,307,29088%3,525-20$1,506$171,344,6064Warner Bros.
4My Sister's Keeper$5,101,108--2,606--$1,957$5,101,1081Warner Bros.
5Up$3,981,56658%3,487-345$1,142$241,154,1695Disney
6Year One$2,044,27669%3,0242$676$28,549,2442Sony / Columbia
7The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$1,550,549100%2,995-82$518$49,555,6643Sony / Columbia
8Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,187,04972%2,250-712$528$160,935,1286Fox
9Star Trek$1,183,364113%1,823-484$649$243,804,4528Paramount
10Land of the Lost$368,06049%1,504-1441$245$45,992,0664Universal